Fire is forbidden to mages, when Dekor is finally shown it he falls to the lust of the flame. The way of the warlock is a path to darkness, not one for a graduate mage to even consider.
"This will give you energy, it will also contain your lust for the flame. You must let your heart decide what path you will walk. Do not let anyone tell you that fire is evil. Evil is in the heart, not the hand." - Aunt Endor
“A halo of soft golden light was falling beyond Shadow Hill.”
That was all Mathew Bridle had when he sat down to write his first novel. Two and half weeks later, The Rising, a 1980’s style slasher, was finished. Others would quickly follow in different genres: 3 Phaze (sci-fi), Lagoon (sci-fi horror), A World Lies Bleeding (sci-fi), King of Kings (fantasy), Mark (incomplete sci-fi) until Emun of Mor (fantasy).
It was on a train journey from Manchester to London that Emun, a character originally from King of Kings, walked into Mathew’s thoughts and took up residence. It took a full year to put together the 155,000-word epic fantasy, but it was time well spent. Not merely because of the quality of ... (more)